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Oyster Tour


Activity Description

Our coastal town of Knysna and Oysters go together like champagne and caviar, sea and sky, summer breezes and cold beers … if you’re more than a little intrigued by oysters, then join us for the ultimate oyster experience on the spectacular Knysna Lagoon. Learn all there is to know about one of the world’s most loved delicacy, taste the difference between wild and cultivated oysters, all whilst cruising the lagoon to the Heads and surrounds. Ask questions, take photo’s, excite your taste buds – all on board our “Oyster Boat” with a small group of guests. The cruise includes complimentary local white wine and oysters for tasting. Extra oysters are available on pre-order to enjoy on the boat.
Cruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.

Cruises depart daily from our Activity Desk at Heads Up Coffee & Co, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna. Please remember your camera, sunblock, sunhat and wind breaker (just in case!) And remember – our boat is perfect for families and children of all ages are welcome.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent. We are not open on Christmas Day
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at Heads Up Coffee & Co, Thesen Island, Sawtooth Lane, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Heads Up Coffee & Co is opposite Milk and Honey.
WeatherWeather dependent
What to WearSunblock , sun hat and just in case the weather changes, a warm jacket...we do have blankets available on the boat.
Things to BringCamera and binoculars
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed. Spectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the guests return


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsCruise includes an oyster educational experience, complimentary white wine or soft drink, and half a dozen fresh oysters per person.
ExclusionsAdditional drinks, beverages and snacks are not available on board. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks and bring them on board. Additional Snack Platters (Mediterranean Style with a little South African flavour) are available at extra charge on the booking page. Extra wine and oyster options are also available for purchase on the bookings page.


Please note: Guests are required to be at the boat 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at our Activity Desk at TH23 Heads Up Coffee & Co, Thesen Island, Sawtooth Lane, Knysna.
Please honour your reservation. If you can no longer make the date and time, kindly call us to change your booking or cancel via the links in your confirmation email.

Customer Reviews

It was a very pleasant and extremely interesting trip . We learnt about the oysters and the surrounding area whilst enjoying the boat trip with a knowledgeable and humorous skipper. Would thoroughly recommend - Mike smith

We really enjoyed the nice, relaxed boot trip in the lagune of Knysna with a great boat crew and lots of information regarding Knysna and Oysters. The Oysters tested very good and the wine as well. The group was mixed with South Africans and European's and we had fun from the beginning to the end. - Stocker Reto

The best experience ever. We had the best group with us. It was nice sharing the experience with the most kindest people from around the world. Our tour guides had to be the best ever. They allowed us to ask as many questions. They were very friendly and offered to take pictures of us. They allowed us to be as comfortable as possible. As for the oysters, I enjoyed them. - Xitshembiso Mumsy Makukule

Excellent and enjoyable tour. Would recommend. - Helen Lane

A fun experience! Great oysters as well. Beautiful scenery. - Diane Kemp

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